Tanzanian miner finds two gems, turns millionare
DODOMA (Tanzania) :
A SMALL-SCALE miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania’s Government bought the book-sized stones weighing 20 pounds (9 kg) and 11 pounds (5 kg) from miner Saniniu Laizer for USD 3.4 million. Minerals Minister Doto Biteko said on television Wednesday the Government is buying the rare minerals for preservation.